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From time to time we are contacted about new products that designers would like us to stock. Now, we’ve tried other bits and bobs in the shop a few times, but aren’t overly successful, so we usually respond with a quick, but polite no thank-you.

However, this week we have been approached by the creator of Little Genius Crafts and it was not quite so easy to say no. The product is so lovely, it left us in a quandary. So what is it? Basically, it’s an interactive play set which includes:

Each kit includes the following:

  • Everything you need to make a theme based collage (i.e. a strong board card collage background with a covering film so that the kits are reusable; and two sheets of strong board card shapes to place on the collage background to make the themed scene)
  • A colouring-in sheet of the completed collage
  • A bag of fun facts about the theme
  • A very informative educational resource packed with ideas on how the kits can be used to support early learning across EYFS and Key Stage 1. This resource has been informed by the EYFS and Primary National Curriculum
  • The sets are designed to be portable, making them an ideal distraction on a long car or train journey
Brightly coloured, bold illustrations
Brightly coloured, bold illustrations
High quality pieces
High quality pieces

Sadly, we have decided not to stock this wonderful product, as it just doesn’t fit in with Chicken and Frog, but you can purchase sets online and hopefully it will be available locally soon.


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